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Covert Advice: Why We Read People More Than Textbooks

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A couple of weeks ago, you asked me some very important questions:

My problem is I am bad at reading people. I feel like I’m getting mixed signals from this guy I hang out with from my dorm. Like sometimes he asks me to chill and then he’s totally unavailable. What is he trying to say? Is he trying to say anything? Why is this a problem?

Covert Advice: On Approachability

Covert Advice: On Approachability

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Dear Thoughtful Penn Stater,

A few days ago, you asked me a question that really hit home: Why do you think cute (and normal) girls don’t get approached by guys? If we’re being honest, I think I’m a pretty girl and I don’t think I’m one of those “psycho chicks,” but I never really get much attention from guys, as in guys don’t ask for my number, things like that. Why do you think this happens? What should I do to be more approachable?

Welcome to Covert Advice

Welcome to Covert Advice

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As a man, I realize that I will never understand women, no matter how hard I try. There are even times when despite all of the chaos around the world, nothing represents a true war better than the battle of the sexes. Yet at first glance, this war doesn’t seem very logical: shouldn’t we have everything in common?

The Five Types of College Guys

The Five Types of College Guys

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While college marks a time in all of our lives where schedules work around naps and we experience a sense of freedom like never before, the amount of work we all undertake can make life on campus feel more like a zoo than a nursery. Men especially, can be sorted into very specific groups once they become comfortable in their own skin.